SEC Form 15F

DEFINITION of 'SEC Form 15F'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also known as the Certification of a Foreign Private Issuer's and Termination of Registration. It is used by private foreign companies to revoke the registration of their securities traded on U.S. exchanges. SEC Form 15F is also used by foreign companies to notify the SEC and investors of the intent to cease filing required forms because their securities no longer meet certain filing requirements.

BREAKING DOWN 'SEC Form 15F'

When a foreign company files a SEC Form 15-F, it means one of two things. It may mean that a company's securities are ceasing to exist in a publicly-traded form in the U.S., although they still may be available on a foreign exchange. Alternatively, it may mean that a company is simply canceling a certain class of securities in order to replace them with another class.

Related Forms: SEC Forms 15-F, 15F-15D, 15F-12B, 15F-12G.

RELATED TERMS
  1. SEC Form 15

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also ...
  2. SEC Form 18

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), more ...
  3. SEC Form F-7

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that ...
  4. SEC Form 8-A12B

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that ...
  5. SEC Form CB

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) required ...
  6. SEC Form 18-K

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), more ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    How A Company Files With The SEC

    Filing with the SEC is not as complicated as you might thing -- just be meticulous about following the steps.
  2. Investing Basics

    SEC Filings: Forms You Need To Know

    The forms companies are required to file provide a clear view of their histories and progress.
  3. Professionals

    How To Get A Job At The SEC

    Want to make a good living taking on those renegade trading rascals on Wall Street? Here are some tips to help you get in the door at the SEC.
  4. Investing Basics

    Policing The Securities Market: An Overview Of The SEC

    Find out how this regulatory body protects the rights of investors.
  5. Investing Basics

    Explaining Foreign Exchange Risk

    Foreign exchange risk is the chance that an investment’s value will decrease due to changes in currency exchange rates.
  6. Investing

    When Is A Penny Stock Not A Penny Stock Anymore?

    Although investors may shy away from them, many don’t understand that there is actually more to these misunderstood securities than one might think.
  7. Term

    Understanding Rule 144A

    Rule 144A is an SEC rule that changes the two-year holding period requirement on privately placed securities.
  8. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  9. Insurance

    Investing Beyond Your Borders

    Investing abroad poses risks, but can also help you diversify. Discover ways to invest in foreign stocks.
  10. Investing News

    New Avenues For Bitcoin Funding Opened Up By SEC

    Could New SEC Regulations Pave the Way for Investing in Bitcoin Startups?
RELATED FAQS
  1. How do I know if I am buying unregistered securities or stocks?

    All securities, including stocks, bonds and notes, must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) before ... Read Answer >>
  2. What are unregistered securities or stocks?

    Before securities, like stocks, bonds and notes, can be offered for sale to the public, they first must be registered with ... Read Answer >>
  3. How is trading volume regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)?

    Learn about how the SEC uses the trading volume formula as one requirement for an exemption to the ban on the resale of restricted ... Read Answer >>
  4. If I am American, can I buy a foreign mutual fund?

    That depends. It is possible for you to buy a mutual fund issued in a country other than the United States; however, the ... Read Answer >>
  5. How does FINRA differ from the SEC?

    With all the financial organizations out there, knowing what they all do can be as complicated as knowing where to invest. ... Read Answer >>
  6. What is an unregistered security scam?

    Each year, millions of Americans lose money to con artists who convince them to invest in companies through "private offerings" ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Demand Curve

    The demand curve is a graphical representation of the relationship between the price of a good or service and the quantity ...
  2. Goldilocks Economy

    An economy that is not so hot that it causes inflation, and not so cold that it causes a recession. This term is used to ...
  3. White Squire

    Very similar to a "white knight", but instead of purchasing a majority interest, the squire purchases a lesser interest in ...
  4. MACD Technical Indicator

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence (or MACD) is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between ...
  5. Over-The-Counter - OTC

    Over-The-Counter (or OTC) is a security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange such as the NYSE, TSX, AMEX, ...
  6. Quarter - Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

    A three-month period on a financial calendar that acts as a basis for the reporting of earnings and the paying of dividends.
Trading Center